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LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS?
Govinda's Gifts has everything for your Krishna conscious lifestyle. NEW! JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER:
Come on in and check it out. Open Sunday from 4pm -8pm, We can open for you by appointment. As always, thank you for supporting the Deity seva in New Raman Reti by shopping at Govinda's Gifts.
- TEE SHIRTS IN ALL SIZES
- NEW ANARKALIS IN ALL SIZES including for little girls sizes 20-30
- DHOTIS all qualities
Our Store hours are Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and evenings by appointment by calling the Temple Office at 386-462-2017.
We would like to thank the devotees for kindly sponsoring the Sunday Feast throughout the year. Feast sponsorships are available for September and October, 2017. This is a wonderful and auspicious way to honor birthdays, anniversaries, births, and departed loved ones, and get the blessings of Krishna and His devotees. Please call the Temple Office at 386-462-2017
if you are interested or click this link.
- September 3, 2017-Poonam Kaul blessing for her mother who is visiting
- September 17, 2017-Sanjeev & Shilpa Desai
- September 24, 2017-Prakash Chicka in memory of Ashwatha Reddy
Guest Accomodations at Temple
Now you can spend a weekend or longer experiencing the peaceful spiritual life of our Hare Krishna farm community. We currently have one guest house with three bedrooms that can accommodate up to 6 people.
The charge for the guest house is $120 per night. Individual rooms may also be rented, depending on the number in your party. The master bedroom with attached bath is $65/night,
the single room is $45/night and the bunk room is $49/night.
Breakfast and lunch are served at the Temple at 9:00 am & 12:30 pm, which are available to you if you are here at those times.
Please note that check-in is between 3-8 pm and check/-out is by 11 am. For reservations please call 386-462-2017 or
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
The morning sweets from our Deities can now be sponsored for a donation of $51.00. This is a wonderful way to honor a loved one or an event. Please contact the Temple office at 386-462-2017, or see Saksi Gopal das for more information. You can also sponsor online by clicking this link.
TUESDAY EVENING CLASS Interactive discussion every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room. Topic will be the
systematic study of Srila Prabhupada's Caitanya Caritamrita, focusing on his key points from each purports in each chapter.
Please come and hear the class live in the temple room, or online at www.alachuatemple.com. Facilitators: Prana Govinda das and Hari Parayana das. If you cannot attend, text your questions/thoughts/comments throughout class to 352 222 9696 .
FRIDAY NIGHT BHAJANS every Friday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room.
Anyone living alone who would like a daily check in by phone. Bhaktin Julia will call you each morning between 8 am and 10 am, and see how you are, if you have any needs today or this week. She can refer you on if you do have particular needs.
Please call or E-mail the Temple office to get on the phone list: 386-462-2017 or email@example.com.
Here is a link for a COMPLETE LIST OF CLASSES available in the community.
New Family Room/Nursery at the Temple (previously the old gift shop) is now open. This space is a heated and cooled space for parents to take care of their babies and young children while listening to the Temple program via radio. Current open hours are festival evening programs and Sunday feasts when the gift shop is open. Additionally, a coded lockbox with a key inside is now installed on the building so parents can access this space during the daily morning program and festival morning programs.
HEART TO HEART: To stay informed about the health and well being of our community members, please let us know if you or someone you know is dealing with serious illness, hospitalization, surgeries, or other problems. Please call the Temple office at 386-462-2017 weekdays between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. At all other times you can leave a message.
In case of a mental illness emergency, follow this protocol.
Devotee UPS man Hanuman das delivers the packages, rain or shine...or hurricane.
Learn about our Cow Protection Program at our Face Book Page or our Web Site.
Learn about our Retired Cow Program at Save the Cow website. Remember, you can't have cow protection without a retired cow program. That's what it's all about!
Editor-in-Chief: Mukhya devi dasi
Editor/Production/Reporter: Mantrini devi dasi
Deity Photos: Mantrini devi dasi
Article Submission deadline:
1:00 p.m.Friday weekly
Send Temple-related articles/photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(The editors reserve the right to exclude or edit all submissions.)
| From the President's Desk
Dearest Devotees of New Raman Reti,
Normally I make my India trip and just enjoy the holy dhamas, the time away from routine, even the crazy austerity of shopping in crowded dirty marketplaces. But this time I am just thinking of everyone there going through the hurricane, all the preparations you had to make, the way the community really came together, found places to stay, took care of our beloved Lords, Tulasi devi, and our farm. Thank you to everyone who helped secure the property, relocate our devotees, helped others in need, cleaned up after, and continue to manage without power, A/C, internet, and so many other inconveniences. All glories to your services!!
We arrived in Jagannath Puri last Saturday, and went immediately to the ancient temple of Lord Nrisimhadeva. There are two Nrisimha deities here, one behind the other. In front is Santa Nrisimha. He has human-like features, a curvy moustache and an outstretched tongue. They say by seeing this Santa Nrisimha all your anger, anxiety and frustration will vanish. Behind this deity is Ugra Nrisimha. We stayed here awhile, chanted prayers to the Lord and prayed for the safety and protection of our temple and all of our devotees.
Everywhere we go we are both praying for all of you may we all stay tight to Srila Prabhupada's lotus feet to serve his great mission in every way we can.
Tomorrow we leave for Vrindavan, the last week or so of the trip. Prayers continue!
The Hare Krishna! Film's Last Showing Locally
International Peace Day, THIS THURSDAY, September 21, 2017
The Hare Krishna! film will be screening for the last time in Regal Cinema 14, Gainesville, on International Peace Day, this Thursday September 21, 2017. It’s the last opportunity for local devotees to see the film on the big screen and we would like to encourage everyone to come and to also bring at least one nondevotee with them — a fellow student, a fellow worker, one’s boss, one’s teacher, a neighbor or acquaintance, the mailman, the hairdresser, etc.
Please let’s fill the theater so that Srila Prabhupada is widely honored, as he should be. More information will be available on the website,
harekrishnathefilm.com under the tab “Screenings" and then "event screenings."
Visakha dasi reporting
Srila Prabhupada Lila App
We are a set of few volunteers who are interested in promoting the glories of Srila Prabhupada, We have started working on a project in mid 2012 and released an app named Srila Prabhupada Lila a few months back, which is exclusively meant for Srila Prabhupada, his memories, his message, his disciples etc.
Srila Prabhupada Lila app has following features:
The links for the App is as below:
- 9,500+ memories of Srila Prabhupada tagged by location, devotees narrated, etc.
- 2,000+ videos of memories of Srila Prabhupada as recollected by his disciples.
- Hundreds of quotes of Srila Prabhupada depicted pictorially.
- Hundreds of analogies given by Srila Prabhupada.
- Illustrated biography of Srila Prabhupada.
- Rare pictures of Srila Prabhupada.
- 108 temples established by Srila Prabhupada including their latest deity pictures.
- Eulogies by Eminent personalities on Srila Prabhupada.
- Srila Prabhupada Today and many more features to become more and more attached to Srila Prabhupada.
From Anartha-Nivrtti to Artha-Pravrtti Presentation
By Chaitanya Charan das, THIS Saturday, September 23, 2017
WHAT: Presentation of "From Anartha-Nivrtti to Artha-Pravritti"
WHO: Chaitanya Charan das
WHEN: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Lunch prasadam provided, THIS Saturday, September 23, 2017 Please RSVP for lunch count.
WHERE: Alachua Learning Academy Cafeteria, 11100 W. State Road 235, Alachua, FL 32615
INFORMATION: RSVP to Kadamba Kanana das, 301-300-0383 or e-mail: email@example.com.
ADMISSION: Free, but seating is limited, RSVP is required.
Kadamba Kanana das reporting
Bhakti-sastri Course Continues
Accessing Srila Prabhupada's Mercy
Although many devotees participated in Guru Prasad Swami’s Nectar of Instruction classes throughout Labor Day weekend, the Krishna Institute still has seats available for the continuation of Nectar of Instruction with the last 4 lessons on Sundays as follows:
English with Mahatma das │ 10 am - 12:45 pm, Sept 17 & 24 & Oct 1 & 8, 2017
Spanish with His Holiness BPV Damodara Swami │ 10 am - 12:45 pm, Oct 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2017 (Kartika)
Devotees interested in participating in the Bhakti-sastri course can easily catch up, as the Krishna Institute can provide you with recordings of Guru Prasad Swami’s classes and the text from his PowerPoint presentations.
More information: www.krishnainstitute.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 386-315-2992.
Janmastami das reporting
Child Protection Awareness Workshop
Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Alachua Learning Academy
WHAT: Child Protection Awareness Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WHO: Lilasuka dasi, ISKCON Child Protection Office
WHERE: Alachua Learnning Academy
On Saturday October 14th New Raman Reti is hosting a child protection awareness workshop from 10 am - 1 pm at the Alachua Learning Academy. During this interactive session conducted by Lilasuka dasi with ISKCON's Child Protection Office, you will have the opportunity to learn to identify the four types of child maltreatment; who the offender is likely to be; practice important skills for responding when abuse does occur; and take away information that empowers you to prevent child abuse from happening in the first place. Open dialog within our community deters abuse and helps keep our children safe - Come take part. Adults only.
"Please also take care of the children. They are our future hopes, and the adolescent age is the most dangerous age. It is the turning point of one's life. In this age, if you take care of the children, surely they will come out first class Krishna Conscious devotees." letter from Srila Prabhupada Nov. 7, 1969
Lilasuka dasi reporting
Every year we distribute the mercy of the Holy Name to all the spectators who attend the Football Games in Gainesville, Florida. We usually meet at the Krishna House and park our cars and in a group, walk to Gate 7 at the Stadium, a ten minute walk. All Gainesville games meet at Krishna House. All other TBA. Please join us.
Krishna Kesava das reporting
- Saturday, September 30, 2017 - TBA, Gainesville
- Saturday, October 7, 2017 - TBA, Gainesville
- Saturday, October 14, 2017 - TBA, Gainesville
- Saturday, October 25, 2017 - TBA, Gainesville Homecoming
- Saturday, November 18, 2017 - TBA, Gainesville
Second Annual North American ISKCON Farm Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 13-15, 2017, New Vrindavana
This year's conference will feature the following presentations:
- The Ahimsa Milk Equation
- Soil Building
- Organic Insect and Disease Control
- Flower Production and Propagation
- Seed Saving
- The Russian Experience
This will be an opportunity for farmers (and those aspiring), gardeners, cowherders and cow-lovers to:
Registration is now open at farmconferences.iskcon.co, or call 1-304-843-1600, ext.111.
Participation is open to all, so please extend an invitation to
congregational devotees, as well as your small farm neighbors!
- Learn about the projects being undertaken at New Vrindaban and by other small farms
- Gain skills, techniques and inspiration for your own temple, community farm or garden
- Acquire resources to support your agricultural efforts
- Connect with others who are committed to similar seva
- Spiritually recharge by visiting the temple and community in New Vrindaban
Kalakantha das reporting
For Our Children
Let’s give the children of our community durable, long-lasting swings! We are excited to announce stage two of the Temple playground.
Please help bring this wonderful project to life and donate.
The cost includes:
5 standard swings, 2 toddler swings and 1 handicap accessible swing
Construction supplies: lumber, swings, bolts and fasteners
Professional labor: Mukunda das & Radhanath das (builders of the Goshala pole barn)
Mulch for the swings area
TO DONATE IN PERSON: Please make checks payable to Kulimela Association.
TO DONATE ONLINE: Please send money via Paypal to email@example.com or donate at Kulimela.org.
For more information, contact Mallika in person, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or find the Facebook group: New Raman Reti Alachua Playground.
Raghu Consbruck reporting